The lorenzinian ampullae of Polyodon spathula

@article{MrupJrgensen2004TheLA,
  title={The lorenzinian ampullae of Polyodon spathula},
  author={J{\o}rgen M{\o}rup J{\o}rgensen and Ake Flock and Jan Wers{\"a}ll},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Zellforschung und Mikroskopische Anatomie},
  year={2004},
  volume={130},
  pages={362-377}
}
SummaryLight and electron microscopic observations on the ampullary organs of Polyodon spathula (Chondrostei, Osteichthyes) reveal a sensory epithelium similar to that found in the Lorenzinian ampulla, an electroreceptor found in marine Elasmobranchs.The sensory cells have a very small luminal part provided with a cilium. They are innervated by many nerve endings. Each nerve fibre apparently makes synaptic contact with several sensory cells. The synaptic structure in the sensory cell is… 
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